Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Keep Road Debris at Bay

Husky Mud Flap

If you’ve got a nice vehicle and you want to keep it that way, then you want to be taking several measures to protect it. One area that tends to be disregarded when it comes to protective measures, however, is the back end of the vehicle. This is unfortunate, because it is an area that is constantly exposed to potential damage! Picture all the dirt, rocks, and other debris your tires pick up, and then imagine all of that junk being thrown back at your formerly pristine paint job. That’s not just a made-up scenario; it’s what happens every time you hit the road. Plus, slime build-up happens easily. One way you can protect against these unsightly messes is by adding mud flaps to your vehicle.

Despite the name, mud flaps protect against much more than just mud. Plus, they work to protect your vehicle’s entire backside, not just the one small area that’s covered by the flap itself. If you want a wide selection of flaps, then check out the choices offered by Auto Truck Depot. This supplier has flaps for the heavy-duty all-terrain driver and for the road warrior who prefers to “go wild” driving through the city or neighborhoods.

Some good and very versatile flaps are the Husky Molded Mudguards. These flaps are built to fit perfectly on the exterior fenders and to protect your vehicle fully. They can be installed in just a few minutes of your time, without any special tools, and are built to last thanks to their construction of impact-resistant thermoplastic. Plus, they are black, making them easy to blend with any kind of vehicle and also adding a little hint of style and sophistication.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

You will Flip Using a Bakflip Truck Box

Bakflip Bak BoxMost people who add a truck box to their vehicle end up using it as a handy tool box. If that’s your plan, you might already be thinking and planning about what tools and other items you are going to include. While you may need or not need some of our suggestions, we’ve compiled our list of must-have in-truck tools with concern for those items that are really going to come in handy on a regular basis.

We suggest that, in your truck box, you include at least fifteen gallons of fuel. This might sound like a lot, but it can really come in handy if you get stranded far away from the nearest gas station! With this amount of gas, you can always make it that extra mile to get the help you need. Carrying a few gallons of water is a good idea as well. The water can, of course, serve as a replenishing drink if you suffer a breakdown and get stranded somewhere, but it can also be used for overheating engines! A fire extinguisher is another good idea, just in case of any accidents or serious problems with your truck. Other highly recommended items include a tow strap, blankets, a flash light, appropriately-sized ratchets, a breaker bar, adapters, extensions, drive sockets, combination wrenches, vise grips, a hammer, and screwdrivers.

Once you’ve decided what to include in your box, check out Auto Truck Depot’s great selection of boxes and all the necessary accessories to go along with them. One box we particularly like is the Bakflip Bak Box. It’s long, slim design is perfect for storing a lot of items without taking up all of your space. Plus, the price is pretty nice too!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Need for Running Boards

If you’re a truck owner, chances are you have other friends who are also truck owners. It’s also pretty likely that you’ve heard them talking about the importance of running boards. If you’re not entirely sure what these boards are all about and what they can be used for, don’t worry. Your secret is safe with us. We’re here to provide you with the answers you need, without you having to look puzzled in front of your friends.

Running boards are at least partially about style. While there are plenty of other reasons to use these devices, most people, if they are being honest, will admit that they simply like the smooth, streamlined appearance they add to a truck. Outside of style, one function of these boards is to help people get in and out of the truck with ease. This is especially helpful for small children, those of shorter stature, and the elderly, injured, or disabled.

Of course, if you look back to old-time gangster movies, the whole purpose of the boards was to have something to stand on while the vehicle sped down the street and the bad guy was shooting from it. Hopefully, you don’t plan on getting involved in anything like that anytime soon, but it’s a fun piece of trivia to know at least.

In all seriousness, if you think one of these boards is something you would like to add to your vehicle, then we strongly encourage you to check out the wide selection at Auto Truck Depot. No matter what look or style you’re going for, you can find it there. If you want something simple and timeless that will work with absolutely any truck, check out the basic black running board.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Importance of a Tonneau Cover

Do you regularly haul around cargo in your truck? If so, you should know that your cargo is extremely vulnerable if you’re not using a tonneau cover. One of the biggest dangers to your cargo is the weather. Rain and snow storms can hit unexpectedly and, if your goods aren’t covered when they do, you run the risk of moisture damage. Heavy winds are another problem and can cause lighter cargo to blow away, never to be seen again. You also have to think about the risk of getting into an accident. If you do, your cargo likely wouldn’t be protected without a secure cover in place. Tonneau covers are also vital for protecting your cargo from thieves. You can’t possibly watch your goods at every second, and even leaving them unattended for a brief period of time is risky.

There are many tonneau covers on the market, but Extangtonneau products are some of the best and most reliable. Extang tonneau products can be purchased through Auto Truck Depot at an affordable price. Plus, there are different covers to choose from, allowing you to choose the perfect accessory for your vehicle.
One of the most popular Extang tonneau covers is the solid-fold model. Crafted of airplane-grade aluminum, this cover is built to last, and, best of all, it attaches to your truck in mere minutes with no drilling or expensive tools required. This cover not only protects from unexpected weather, road accidents, and thieves, but it’s also great at keeping sun damage at bay. If this cover isn’t right for you, there are other models, all designed to give you an affordable way to keep your cargo safe.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Undercover Swing Case
If you’ve got a truck with a plain-Jane truck bed, it’s time to step up your game! Auto Truck Depot makes that easy with its wide selection of truck bed accessories. These accessories are designed for a wide range of different purposes. Some just make your truck look more stylish and personalized. Others are more functional in nature and help your truck to work for you more efficiently. There are also accessories to increase storage space and so much more. Fortunately, you can buy as many accessories as you want when they’re priced this low and made of such high quality materials that enable them to last and last.

Just a few of the truck bed accessories you can find in the store are bed caps, storage boxes, cargo slides, cases, and more! If you’re not sure what kind of accessories you are in need of, just take the time to look through the store and see what catches your eye.

One product that we highly recommend for any truck owner is the Undercover Swing Case
. This awesome product is priced at well under $300 and is an easy way to add storage space to your truck bed without losing the room you already have. The case swings easily away from your truck’s wall, making it convenient to get at whenever you need. Plus, despite its compact size, it can easily hold upwards of 75 pounds of cargo and goods! Don’t worry about complicated installation either. You simply use the included screws to put the case in place. If you are someone who carries even more cargo, don’t worry. Look for another case (the store offers several), or choose another storage product to work with your case.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Truck Canopies with Style

Truck canopies are a smart addition to any truck, and there are lots of great styles to choose from. For those who just want a canopy for temporary or infrequent use, temporary canopies are an affordable option. There are freestanding canopies designed for easy installation and portability. Most are made of polyethylene, which is durable enough to last for many uses. Plus, it offers your truck a lot of protection from the sun’s harsh rays.

You can also find enclosed truck canopies to help protect the sides of your vehicle. A lot of people neglect to think about this part of the truck, until they drive through bad weather and realize their error! Make the smart choice before you get drizzled on.

Of course, then you have basic permanent canopies, meant to last for the life of your truck. If you’re going this route, you’ll want to be extra careful to pick a canopy made of strong, long-lasting materials. Otherwise, you could be stuck with a falling apart canopy that makes your truck look less than beautiful on the road, and nobody wants that.

If you shop with Auto Truck Depot, you’ll be able to choose from all kinds of awesome canopies. While the style you pick is completely up to you, we do strongly recommend the Mark I Cabhigh. This reasonably priced canopy is designed with style in mind! It’s not big and bulky like many other canopies, but it’s still fully capable of providing you with the protection you need. Plus, it’s easy to transport and to install. It even features tinted windows for increased privacy and protection from the sun. If this canopy isn’t right for you, don’t worry—this massive shop is sure to have one that is!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Tonneau Covers Designed for Ease

Access Rollup Tonneau Cover
If you’ve got a truck, then you need to be using a tonneau cover. Tonneau covers come in a wide range of different styles and designs, and it’s important that you find the perfect one to suit your needs. One of the more common types of tonneau covers are roll-up covers. These covers are usually crafted from vinyl and are designed to attach to your truck’s bed. They have the advantage of being some of the cheapest covers on the market , and also of being super lightweight, easy to install, and easy to remove and reattach when necessary. However, their one disadvantage is that they are generally not as secure as other types of covers.

For affordability plus extra security, you should check out snap covers. They are generally fairly cheap, but are made more secure by the fact that they actually snap into place over your truck’s bed frame. Sure, they might take more time to attach and to detach, but you’ll never have to worry about losing your cover.

Folding covers are a good choice too! They feature multiple panels that fold together to cover or uncover your truck’s bed. You’ve also got retractable covers, hinged covers, low profile covers, locking covers, hard covers, soft covers , and many other types to choose from.

No matter what cover you ultimately decide upon, rest assured that Auto Truck Depot has you covered (pun intended!). The shop has every kind of cover you could ever want, and each one is guaranteed to be high quality and extra durable. Definitely check out the Access roll-up cover if you’re looking to save on cash. It will work great, while still costing under $500.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lets Hitch

20K R5 Fifth Wheel RollerIt might come as a surprise to you to learn that there are actually several different types of trailer hitches. Most people think all trailer hitches are essentially the same and do not realize that they actually come with classifications. It’s important to understand the different classifications so that you can end up with a hitch that is the perfect fit for you.

One element of a  hitch is the trailer hitch receiver. These hitches are the ones you’ll see the most often. They are usually constructed from steel and are designed to attach securely to the car or truck’s frame. While they are, of course, designed for pulling trailers, they can also be used for carrying bike racks and cargo carriers. Within this category, you’ll find different classes of hitches. The class is based upon how much weight the hitch can handle and the size of the receiver opening.

When you need a hitch for a super tough job, a fifth wheel hitch is going to be your best bet. These are mostly used with trucks and can often carry upwards of 30,000 pounds! They fit onto the truck bed. There are also specially designed hitches for specific jobs or for specific purposes. For example, you can get an invisible hitch, which can’t be seen but still hauls easily, or hitches specially designed for various types of cargo.

Fortunately, Auto Truck Depot has every kind of hitch you could ever need. While you’re encouraged to browse the wide selection, definitely check out the 20K R5 Fifth Wheel Roller. This is a fifth wheel  hitch as discussed above, and is designed to carry even the heaviest of loads with ease.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

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Let’s take a look at two different scenarios. In the first one, you’re driving down the road, your trailer attached securely behind you. The trailer contains all of your most precious belongings, things you wouldn’t ever want to lose or have broken. You get a little too close to the vehicle in front of you and slam on your brakes. Since you don’t have brake controllers installed, your vehicle stops just in the nick of time, but your trailer doesn’t. All of your belongings get rattled around and a few get broken. If the stop was really bad, your trailer might have even become detached. This is not a happy picture!

In the second scenario, you’re still driving with the trailer and all of your possessions behind you. And, just like before, you make that tough stop. This time, however, you’re using high quality brake controllers, and your stop is smooth and easy. Your vehicle stops at the same time your trailer does and none of your belongings are even a little disturbed.

Obviously, everyone wants to be a part of the second scenario, and no one wants to be a part of the first. It’s really easy to spot the difference between these two happenings—it’s the brake controller, or the lack thereof! So, don’t wait another second. You can buy your controllers affordably from Auto Truck Depot. While there are many awesome products and brands to choose from, we strongly recommend the very affordable Primus IQ. For less than one hundred dollars, you’ll get a controller that is super easy to install and that requires no manual adjustments, no matter what type of terrain you’re driving on!

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

If You Need to Transfer Fuel

Most of the time, when a fuel transfer tank purchase is made, the tank is intended for a commercial vehicle. However, more and more people are stepping up and buying these tanks for their own private use. Having one is a great way to ensure that you’ll never be stranded. It’s perfect for those times when you’re low on gas, are wishing you would have stopped at that last station, and can’t find a fueling facility in sight. You’ll never be gripped by worry or the fear of running out of gas ever again with one of these babies by your side!

Obviously, if you’re buying a personal fuel transfer tank, you’re not going to need the massive ones intended for commercial vehicles. That’s where Auto Truck Depot comes in handy! No matter what your unique needs are, this awesome retailer will have a perfect product just for you. All of the tanks the company sells are high quality and have all the necessary safety and security features. These include baffle designs to keep your precious fuel from sloshing around, vented and lockable filler caps, and steel mounts for extra security.

A good tank that can work for just about anybody is the Titan fuel tank. This is a larger size tank, but it’s so convenient and easy to use that it’s suitable for personal use. It can literally double diesel fuel capacity and makes it so that you can refuel anytime and from anywhere. The tank is incredibly durable and carefully constructed from the strongest cross-linked polyethylene. Despite that, it’s a lightweight tank that is easy to transport, making it convenient for all drivers.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

For the Best in Calgary Auto Care Service

It’s important to frequently have auto care service performed on your vehicle. Depending upon the services you receive, you can help to make your vehicle look better, function more efficiently, and last longer. Auto Truck Depot is an expert at good auto care service and provides a wide range of options for helping your vehicle be the best that it can be. The only hard part is deciding which services you want! Fortunately, if you can’t settle on just one, you’ll be glad to find that all services are very affordably priced, making it possible to do everything you want without breaking the bank.

If you could only get one great service performed on your vehicle, we strongly recommend the window tint. Getting your windows tinted involves only a simple application process and in just a short time can add style and practicality to your vehicle! Tinted windows keep your vehicle’s interior from getting overly hot, reduce the sun’s glare when driving, and protect your vehicle’s windshield, seats, and dashboard from sun damage.

What’s more is that you  can make your tint all your own! Choose from a wide array of different tint colors and shades and from various light transmission levels. Just be sure that you are aware of the tint laws in your area, so that your little alteration won’t turn into legal trouble for you!

Once your tinting service is complete, you’ll be able to make those long trips to the beach and then return to your car afterwards without having to suffer and sweat in extreme heat. Plus, you’ll have the tools to be a better, safer driver and to protect yourself and those you care about the most.

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